White water rafting Asheville NC.


Asheville, NC

Whitewater Rafting Near Asheville, NC

Asheville boasts an abundance of outdoor adventures waiting to be explored! When planning your visit to this vibrant city, consider embarking on a rafting trip or outdoor excursion along the scenic French Broad or Nantahala River. Whether you’re seeking a quick outing conveniently located near downtown or a more extensive adventure itinerary, Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) offers thrilling experiences on several iconic rivers in the Southeast.

Just a short drive from Asheville lies the picturesque French Broad River. Join NOC’s French Broad rafting trips to discover the world’s third-oldest river, nestled deep within the rugged Pisgah National Forest. With stunning mountain vistas and exhilarating Class II-III rapids, this journey is perfect for families or anyone seeking a fun and convenient excursion just outside the city.

For even more excitement, venture to NOC’s expansive 500-acre main campus located near Bryson City. For over 50 years, the Nantahala Gorge has been a beloved destination for families seeking whitewater rafting trips, mountaintop zip lining, mountain biking, riverside dining at two restaurants, and cozy cabin and lodging options adjacent to the Appalachian Trail.

Whether you’re a visitor to Asheville or a local resident, a whitewater rafting trip amidst the mountains of Western North Carolina promises an unforgettable experience for your family to cherish!

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